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Frank Thompson asks, is it time for Oklahoma to change the alternate uniforms?
Simple answer: yes.
It’s been four seasons since Oklahoma and Nike introduced the “Bring the Wood” ensemble they’ve used in one home game and one road since the 2014 season. There’s no point in letting an alternate uniform become traditional.
This season is a great time to redesign the alternate uniforms. This will be the first season as a Jordan Brand school. Use the opportunity to tweak things a little. Certain things must remain. I can’t imagine the Sooners wearing a helmet that’s missing the interlocking “OU”. The jerseys are going to say “Oklahoma” or “Sooners” somewhere on the front.
Perhaps a good idea is go with throwback uniforms this season. This year marks the 65th anniversary of the start of the 47-game winning streak. The Sooners could do something to honor those teams.
All this being said: I haven’t heard anything about the Sooners doing a redesign. The alternate uniforms are prominently featured in the Switzer Center. At the bookstore at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, both the crimson and cream alternate jerseys have prominent placement among the items for sale.
Still, I think if the Sooners are going to wear a non-traditional uniform twice each season they might as well tweak it a little each year.
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